Weight Loss and Weddings…..Let’s be Realistic?

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*Originally posted on 2/6/14

So of course this whole Biggest Loser uproar has been abuzz online and caused many of us to really contemplate….How much is too much weight to lose and what’s realistic?

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Let’s be honest, I don’t fault Rachel Fredrickson for wanting to lose the weight, heck we all feel that we can lose a few pounds, few being the operative word, not over half of your body weight.  What I don’t agree with is how much she lost. I just don’t think that the amount she lost was a realistic number for her build and frame.

As plus size brides, we all have that dream weight in our minds but we HAVE to be REALISTIC!!

So many plus size and curvy brides want to drop tons of pounds but it’s not realistic to think that you will have time or be able to lose tons of weight before your wedding, with so many other things going one.  Planning a wedding can be an overly stressful time and the thought of trying to lose an astronomic amount of weight is just asking for your stress levels to be projected to an all time high.   Now, don’t get me wrong I am not advocating you to not get healthy and get to a better weight but let’s be real…..is doing it while planning your wedding the best time to do it?

And let’s think about the aftermath of losing a large amount of weight because if you do lose the weight you then have to think how it will affect your wedding gown.  You have the possibility of your arms sagging and your face developing wrinkles from the excess skin, among other things.  

Let’s take Rachel for example, she has absolutely no muscle tone.  Which is another problem when losing a large amount of weight unless you are incorporating exercises that focus on that, which most people concentrating on weight loss and especially in a shorter period of time, don’t concentrate on this.  All things to think about when debating on the amount of weight to lose and the reality of it.

I’ll end with saying this, AGAIN, I’m not telling you not to lose weight and I’m not saying not to do it while planning your wedding.  But what I am saying is to be realistic and strive for a goal that is attainable and won’t cause you more stress than you can take on.  There is no need to add more onto your plate when you don’t have to, it really isn’t. Your wedding and the planning process is supposed to be a joyous time and yes I know it can be hard at times but why add in one more thing to complicate things when it can be afforded.

I would love for you to share with me your weight loss journey while planning your wedding….good or bad.

*Updated 1/22/19

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6 thoughts on “Weight Loss and Weddings…..Let’s be Realistic?

  1. I love this post. I’ve been engaged for 7 months and have been overweight for 10 years. I’ll yo-yo back and forth, but I definitely did not want to be overweight for my wedding. I’m two months away from the date and I’ve only lost 10lbs. I am plus size, a size 20 to be exact, but this website and all the beautiful brides featured make me proud to be that way. I want to lose weight for my health, but that’s coming off slowly (the healthy way). No matter my size on April 26, 2014-I will feel beautiful. Thanks so much for the encouragement I can find on this website and the pictures of these beautiful plus size brides that rocked their wedding day no matter their size.

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